Name details

Biscoe Point

Biscoe Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Biscoe Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107812

Feature type: Point

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

SE entrance point of Biscoe Bay, Anvers Island, was roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, and called Presqu'île de Biscoe (Gourdon, 1908, end map); following survey by FIDS from "Arthur Harbour" in 1955, named Biscoe Point (APC, 1958, p.4; BA chart 3572, 25.vii.1958). Punta Biscoe (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.47). The point was designated SSS1 No. 20 under the Antarctic Treaty (SPRI, 1986, p.242-43).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 49' 00.0" S
- 64.81667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
63° 49' 00.0" W
- 63.81667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
4-Sep-1957

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